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Nikon Z7 vs Ricoh CX2

Portability
62
Imaging
79
Features
89
Overall
83
Nikon Z7 front
 
Ricoh CX2 front
Portability
93
Imaging
32
Features
35
Overall
33

Nikon Z7 vs Ricoh CX2 Key Specs

Nikon Z7
(Full Review)
  • 46MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 64 - 25600 (Expand to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 675g - 134 x 101 x 68mm
  • Announced August 2018
  • New Model is Nikon Z7 II
Ricoh CX2
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 185g - 102 x 58 x 29mm
  • Released August 2009
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Nikon Z7 vs Ricoh CX2 Overview

The following is a comprehensive overview of the Nikon Z7 and Ricoh CX2, former is a Pro Mirrorless while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by companies Nikon and Ricoh. There exists a noticeable gap among the image resolutions of the Z7 (46MP) and CX2 (9MP) and the Z7 (Full frame) and CX2 (1/2.3") provide different sensor size.

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The Z7 was brought out 9 years after the CX2 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature different body design with the Nikon Z7 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Ricoh CX2 being a Compact camera.

Before getting right into a in-depth comparison, here is a brief summary of how the Z7 matches up vs the CX2 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon Z7 over the Ricoh CX2

 Z7 CX2 
ReleasedAugust 2018August 2009Newer by 110 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen size3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution2100k920kSharper screen (+1180k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX2 over the Nikon Z7

 CX2 Z7 

Common features in the Nikon Z7 and Ricoh CX2

 Z7 CX2 
Focus manually More exact focusing
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Nikon Z7 vs Ricoh CX2 Physical Comparison

If you are going to travel with your camera often, you'll need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Nikon Z7 offers external measurements of 134mm x 101mm x 68mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7") having a weight of 675 grams (1.49 lbs) and the Ricoh CX2 has dimensions of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") along with a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have attached at the time. Following is a front view overall size comparison of the Z7 versus the CX2.

Nikon Z7 vs Ricoh CX2 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Z7 and CX2 is 62 and 93 respectively.

Nikon Z7 vs Ricoh CX2 top view buttons comparison

Nikon Z7 vs Ricoh CX2 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its hard to picture the gap in sensor dimensions purely by seeing technical specs. The picture here will help give you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the Z7 and CX2.

As you can tell, both of these cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The Z7 because of its bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallow DOF simpler and the Nikon Z7 will provide extra detail having its extra 37 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The more recent Z7 provides an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon Z7 vs Ricoh CX2 sensor size comparison

Nikon Z7 vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon Z7 vs Ricoh CX2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon Z7 as a Portrait photography camera
Ricoh CX2 as a Portrait photography camera
87
manual focus
megapixel count great (46 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
has face detect focus
supports RAW formats
25
you can focus manually
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
MP count low (9MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon Z7 as a Street photography camera
Ricoh CX2 as a Street photography camera
79
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
boasts touch to focus
weather proof
very good high ISO (25,600)
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors (185 grams)
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon Z7 Sports photography features
Ricoh CX2 Sports photography features
83
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count great (46MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
has tracking focus
weather proof
sensor has phase detect auto focus
terrible battery pack (330 CIPA)
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon Z7 as a Travel photography camera
Ricoh CX2 as a Travel photography camera
67
weather proof
has bluetooth
boasts touch to focus
megapixel count great (46 megapixels)
terrible battery pack (330 shots)
does not feature selfie friendly display
66
lighter than competitors (185 grams)
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
very long reach (300mm)
MP count low (9 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon Z7 Landscape photography advice
Ricoh CX2 Landscape photography advice
83
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon Z mount)
good sized screen (3.2 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count great (46MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
doesnt have low pass filter
very good high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
terrible battery pack (330 CIPA)
42
you can focus manually
quite wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not possible
MP count low (9MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon Z7 Vlogging details
Ricoh CX2 Vlogging details
36
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detect focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes microphone port
does not feature selfie friendly display
30
quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors (185g)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have mic jack
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Nikon Z7 vs Ricoh CX2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon Z7 and Ricoh CX2
 Nikon Z7Ricoh CX2
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Ricoh
Model type Nikon Z7 Ricoh CX2
Category Pro Mirrorless Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2018-08-23 2009-08-20
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed 6 Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 23.9mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 858.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 46 megapixels 9 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 8256 x 5504 3456 x 2592
Highest native ISO 25600 1600
Highest boosted ISO 102400 -
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW photos
Lowest boosted ISO 32 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 493 -
Lens
Lens mount type Nikon Z fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-300mm (10.7x)
Maximal aperture - f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing range - 1cm
Available lenses 15 -
Crop factor 1 5.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3.2 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 2,100 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 3,690 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 9.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 3.00 m (ISO 400)
Flash options Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/200 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 675 grams (1.49 lb) 185 grams (0.41 lb)
Physical dimensions 134 x 101 x 68mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7") 102 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 99 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 26.3 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 14.6 not tested
DXO Low light rating 2668 not tested
Other
Battery life 330 shots -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery ID - DB-70
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media XQD card SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $2,797 $341